Good to be back home. Made it back from M3 last night. If you follow on Twitter or check my Twitter feed you will see many photos I just posted with more to come. It was a pretty crazy 2 weeks with Golden Gods, M3, and of course the new TMS tapings which are now done and start airing June 1. We will discuss it all and much more live tonight from 6-10P ET / 3-7 Pacific on SiriusXM channel 39 Trunk Nation (Hair Nation). Also Ratt singer Stephen Pearcy will drop by around 6:30P ET and we will take calls for him. Tons to catch up on over the next week, we will get into some of it tonight for sure! Way too many stories to type, and I suck at typing!


Less than 3 weeks away from this years Rocklahoma which I am thrilled to once again be hosting. See you all in Pryor very soon!


If you follow on Twitter you know that last Thursday I did indeed sit and talk with Gene Simmons to clear the air with him face to face about exactly what I have said about Kiss as a fan and what my feelings are, cutting out the insane and inaccurate accounts usually posted on the internet. Gene was cool enough to invite me in his booth to sit and chat for about 10 minutes and clear the air to some degree. I did not back down from my own personal thoughts about what the band is doing, just relayed them ACCURATELY to Gene since the 99% of positives from the last 30 years as a Kiss fan that I have said and done are of course NEVER acknowledged anywhere. As I have also stated MANY times I have NO issue with Tommy or Eric in the band. My issue is and always has been with the fact that they are not their own personalities and for me I choose not to see it. But the whole thing has become so silly and blown out of proportion by a hyper sensitive few that it felt good to sit with Gene man to man and explain this clearly (something I asked Paul to do the last time I ever spoke with him and never happened). Gene claimed he has no issue at all with me and is very happy doing what he is doing, and then in typical Gene fashion started quoting how good business is LOL. I explained to Gene if he has no issue he should come back on my shows where his fans want to see and hear him and have a respectful discussion. He said he would not rule it out and as has always been the case my door is open to all past and present members of the band. I honestly don’t know anyone who loves every single thing any band they ever loved has done, and I pride myself on giving my honest opinion when asked.I have no idea if anything will change but I’m glad I was able to sit with Gene, who I have known a long time and who also loves to speak his mind, and have a discussion. I may not be a fan of what the band currently does but respect their right to do it and Gene’s willingness to sit and chat like two adults.

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  • Kemo on

    I’m glad you finally had the opportunity to sit down and let him know what’s up. I have battled personal friends, myself about the Tommy/Eric debacle. I get hit with the “they’re better musicians”, “Ace is a drunk” bullshit, and of course the main point was missed about them using the “characters” and not being their own. I don’t think fans would have liked it back in the day if Eric Carr would have came out in Peter’s costume, or Vinnie coming out as the Spaceman. It should be frowned upon now. No matter how good either one of them are, they’re just imitations and as long as they continue to dress the part, that’s all they’ll be.
    I hope they will get over themselves and come onto TMS…..

    Now, how can we fix the stuff with Ozzy and Sharon?

  • John Peale on

    I think it’s great that you and Gene had a chance to talk. I’m not sure if I’m remembering this right, but weren’t you hired to MC an auction for KISS at and annuall even in Las Vegas last year and then fired with no warning at all? Did that subject come up at all?

  • steve on

    Good luck Eddie with that, you must feel a little better.Not much, but a little

  • Mike on

    Just because he said he wouldn’t rule it out doesn’t mean he will do the show. I’d be surprised if he did. You are the real deal Eddie, you don’t need Chaim on your show. -Mike from Woodbridge, NJ

  • Todd on

    I religiously watch That Metal Show, and I haven’t listened to Kiss in decades, and have no plans to.

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